I have this friend who is super-crafty. She’s made several good-looking signs that inspired me to attempt my own: if she can do it, I can do it, too! (Right?)
She made it sound so easy, but her signs definitely look more professional than mine. Quirky Rustic is sort of my theme around here, though, so my sign works for me.Read More
Fall is my favorite season. Well, at least until spring arrives. I never can decide!
One of the ways my family celebrates the changing seasons is with our ever-growing collection of seasonal and holiday-themed books. I love to search for books with beautiful illustrations and meaningful stories, both fiction and nonfiction.
The book rack pictured above hangs in our dining room, providing easy access to our favorite titles of the season.
Want to see the old-dressers-turned-nightstands process?
If there are little people at your house, you probably have Goodnight Moon memorized by now.
And Good Night, Gorilla. And possibly Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.
These all are wonderful books, and we do love them here at the Yankee Homestead.
But sometimes, even Goodnight Moon can get old (even in Spanish).
So, here are a few of our very favorite books with a bedtime theme:
To celebrate the newly arrived fall weather (a few weeks ago), the boys and I packed up our nature gear and a picnic lunch and headed out to explore a new trail.
It’s very rare that we have a Saturday with absolutely no plans. Today was that day, and we had BEAUTIFUL fall weather to boot! What’s more, it was opening day for the pumpkin farm located just a hop, skip and a jump away from our Yankee Homestead.
Want to guess what we did today?
“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.”
–Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest artists in jazz history
Sadly, all music is NOT folk music, and some kids’ music is downright annoying. Tired of listening to Veggie Tales and The Wiggles? Need some great road trip tunes for a family trip? Looking for a great gift for a young friend or a family with kids?
Try some of our favorite folk music for family listening! Read More
This was one of my top struggles at the beginning of our Strange, New Dietary Journey.
We have two young, growing boys here at the Yankee Homestead. They eat a lot. So does their mom. Unfortunately (or fortunately, in light of our health) most of our old snack stand-bys had gone out the window.